Can I use an extension cord?

For best performance, we do not recommend using an extension cord. If you must use an extension cord,  for your safety, use the following: • Use only outdoor type with 3 prong grounding plug. • Rated for 15 amperes or more • Approved by UL • Marked with a W-A and a tag stating “Suitable for Use with Outdoor Appliance”. • Use the shortest length extension cord required. Do not connect 2 or more extension cords together. • A 12 or 14 gauge extension cord of 50 ft. or less is acceptable. • Do not use 16 or 18 gauge extension cords. Damage to household wiring and/or fire could result. • Keep connections dry and off of the ground. • Do not let cord hang over edge of table top or other items where it can be pulled by children or tripped over.